Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rolie Polies are the Best

Scarlett is taking after her bug loving sister more and more each day. Her newest form of entertainment is to find bugs and carry them around until she looses them or accidently kills them. We have armies of rogue bugs living through out the house.  She loves her bugs so much that she cant even put them down while she eats her peanut-butter and jelly sandwich.  I made a rule that says - If your eating, your bugs have to be in a container.

You know how some parents use the TV as a babysitter? Recently I have been finding  a few rolie polies from the compost and setting Scarlett up with some bugs and some toys. I can then get a pile of dishes cleaned. I swear I get about 5 minutes per bug and for all you mommies out there, you know how precious these 5 minutes of uninterrupted time is. I can do anything from dishes, computer work, to laundry.

I love bugs. Rolie polies are the best because they have a hard time getting away. Lady bugs are great too, but they fly away so fast. Baby spiders are one of her favorite, even though they keep making webs and diving out of her hands. Luckily our house is full of baby spiders, we are practically breeding them. (I am not the best housewife, buts thats for another blog) She loves stink bugs, but they are too fast for her. Snails are way to slimy and gross. She loves pincher bugs and so far has not got pinched. I am trying to keep her from bringing the bumble bees in the house even though she thinks they are sooo cute.

 So, I recommended to all of your bug loving kids out there to find them some rolie polies, they are the best!


  1. How cute is that??? I used to love bugs too when I was little and I would sit and catch them all day!! Most moms probably think bugs are gross and wouldn't let their kids play/catch them, but bugs are fun :-)

  2. Our yard is full of rolie polies! What a fab idea! My older kids always used to play with them... why didn't I think of this? Cuz you are way smarter :)

  3. We used to play with bugs too -- :D
    Your little bug is so cute!

    My 5 year old has all of a sudden decided she is afraid of mosquito eaters.
    Screaming terrified of the one that got into the car.
    Won't use the downstairs bathroom because there is one on the ceiling.

    I am not sure what to do about this! The funny thing is, she is the one who has always been fearless --
    Any suggestions? Please? (haha)

  4. That's so funny! My kids are the opposite about bugs, though Estrid has cought a few snails and baby frogs in her life. You should have seen little Vera in the forest last weekend,though, terrified of the little ant that was closing in on her shoe, backing off like it was a cobra. So funny, and then, when it was gone: "the ants are not dangerous. sooo cute".

  5. Personally, I don't like bugs, but if I had to choose, I might choose rolie polies as well.

    Your baby girl is so beautiful.

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